With the vision of opening a neighborhood restaurant reminiscent of the Italian frascas they had visited in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Stuckey and his business partner, chef Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson opened their first restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, in August 2004 in Boulder, CO. Having researched and traveled throughout Italy many times, both were deeply inspired by this region, particularly its passionate relationship between food and wine, and the gracious hospitality of the locals. Mackinnon Patterson and Stuckey opened Pizzeria Locale Boulder, a full-service contemporary pizzeria inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples, Italy, in January 2011.
Mackinnon Patterson has earned numerous awards, including: Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs 2005;
James Beard Foundation Award’s Best Chef: Southwest, 2008; and a season competing on BRAVO’s Top Chef Masters. In 2004, Stuckey also earned the Master Sommelier Diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Frasca Food and Wine was nominated for Outstanding Wine Service, winning the prestigious award in 2013. In 2014, Stuckey was named Wine Enthusiast’s Sommelier of the Year. In 2015 and 2016, Frasca Food and Wine was nominated for Outstanding Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation.
In 2015, Bobby and Lachlan introduced Peter Hoglund as a managing partner in the Frasca Food and Wine group. Having worked from polisher to partner in 5 years, Hoglund manages operational responsibilities.
Justin Williams spent a decade working for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group in many capacities but lastly as General Manager of Bouchon in Beverly Hills. He joined the Frasca Food and Wine team Fall of 2015 to be able to bring Frasca Hospitality to Tavernetta.
Ian Wortham joined Frasca Food and Wine as a line chef Fall of 2010 and worked his way up to Chef de Cuisine in 2015. After many trips to Italy, he brings a deep understanding of Italian culture and cuisine to the menu of Tavernetta.
Carlin has been a member of the Frasca wine team since 2012 and has since grown to become the Wine Director of Frasca Food and Wine, Inc. After graduating from the University of Colorado, Carlin moved to San Francisco, where she opened the restaurant Sons & Daughters as General Manager and Wine Director. Carlin is recognized as an “Advanced Sommelier” by the Court of Master Sommeliers.